An important part of a child’s developing sense of identity is an awareness of their cultural heritage. Our goal with the Joyfully Jewish curriculum is to deepen your child’s appreciation of the Jewish tradition and culture, and to engage the whole family as well! To do so, we will use the most successful tool available: FUN! Joyfully Jewish classes focus on Jewish holidays, traditions, and finding joy in Judaism through story-telling, song, art, and cooking projects.

This class taught by Malka Stover-Kemp, a longtime Kehilla educator extraordinaire. Malka holds a certificate in early childhood education, is wildly excited by the ideas and curiosities of young people, and is passionate about empowering families to deepen their relationship with Jewish life.

Kehilla’s Joyfully Jewish program is for kindergartners and their grown-ups. We meet once a month, on Sundays from 10:00-11:30am at Kehilla Community Synagoguein the back classroom on the main floor of Kehilla (see below for 2017-2018 dates). Families will be able to enter directly into the Joyfully Jewish classroom from the entrance on Fairview Avenue, around the corner from Kehilla’s main entrance on Grand Ave.

Joyfully Jewish calendar 2018-19:
September: 30
October: 14 and 28
November: 4
December 2 and 16
January: 13 and 27
February: 10 and 24
March: 10 and 24*
April: 14 and 28
May: 12

*On March 24, we will be meeting from 12:30pm – 2pm and then heading downstairs to the Purim Carnival!

$275 for Kehilla members; $375 for nonmembers


Click here to enroll for the 2018-19 School Year. 


Rabbi Gray Myrseth, School Director      or       Natalie Boskin, Youth Programs Coordinator
Email:                  Email:, Phone: 510. 547.2424 x 107